UPDATED AS OF NOVEMBER 28th, 2021: Your 2021 Guide to Finding All the Black Friday Sales in Second Life

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Second Life male and female Bento head retailer LeLutka is having a 50%-off sale on all their heads from Nov. 26th to Nov. 30th.

Black Friday is coming up soon and, as in real life, there are bargains and sales aplenty in the virtual world of Second Life! I will be updating this blogpost with information on where you can find listings of Black Friday sales across the grid.

Courtesy of YouTuber NovataSecondLife, here are two Flickr collections of Black Friday sales in Second Life:

One thing that I do find irritating about these collections of pictures on Flickr is that you often have to hunt around in the image to find the store name or logo, while “50% OFF” is often in HUGE letters on the pic!

Perhaps the best and most comprehensive listing of Black Friday sales to date is the one on the Fabulously Free in SL website. Note that some of these sales have already started! For example, Belle Epoque’s 50%-off sale has its final day today, November 22nd, 2021. So please check the start and end dates of each store’s Black Friday sale!

I will be updating this blogpost throughout the week as I hear of especially good deals, and new lists of sales. Stay tuned!

UPDATE Nov. 23rd, 2021: TeleportHub.com has a list of stores participating in the Black Friday Weekend Sale 2021, running from Nov. 26th to Nov. 29th, 2021 (some stores may have different start and end dates, however; please check the list carefully).

UPDATE Nov. 23rd, 2021 8:29 p.m.: Kalhene is having a 50%-off sale on both their Maitreya-Lara-compatible Analexa mesh body (available here; now just L$999), and their new, curvier Erika mesh body (available here; now just L$1,295). The sale starts today, Nov. 23rd, and runs until Nov. 28th, 2021.

Here is my review of both bodies, which include heads, hair, and a nice starter wardrobe. They were a real bargain before, and they are an even better deal now!

The Kalhene Analexa mesh body is compatible with almost all clothing and footwear designed for Maitreya Lara, and includes a head, a selection of Bakes on Mesh skins, hair, and a starter wardrobe!
The Kalhene Erika body comes with three different heads, a selection of Bakes on Mesh skins, hair, and a generous starter wardrobe with ten outfits (the feet are compatible with footwear designed for Maitreya Lara).

Also, While Seraphim has yet to publish its Black Friday sales listing, it did post the following image to Flickr, with a teaser:

Get Those Wallets Ready, Friends! There Are Over 425 Sales On The List And There Are Still 3 Days Until Black Friday!

So, when Seraphim does publish its list, I will be sure to update this blogpost with a link to it! If they do indeed have over 425 entries, then it will be by far the biggest list of Black Friday sales in Second Life! (UPDATE Nov. 25th: Seraphim has now published its Black Friday list! Have at it!!!)

UPDATE Nov. 24th, 2021: Pink Cream Pie is having a 50%-off sale, but the Pink Cream Pie store group will also be FREE to join from Nov. 26th to 29th, 2021! (The group normally costs L$314 to join.)

With your group tag active, you can pick up dozens and dozens of free group gifts on the second floor of the store, including all the group gifts from 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020! So be sure to join the Pink Cream Pie group when it is free to join.

The bountiful group gift wall at Pink Cream Pie

UPDATE Nov. 25th: In addition to a 50%-off sale starting today and running until Monday, November 29th, 2021, Blueberry is giving all members of its Blueberry Store VIP group L$250 in free store credit! Please check the group messages for the HUD to attach and click on to get the credit. The Blueberry Store VIP group costs only L$20 to join, so it’s worth it! Note that the free store credit will expire if not used within two weeks.

UPDATE Nov. 25th, 2021: The Meshbody is having a 50%-off sale on all male and female Legacy mesh bodies, which is an especially good deal! (The regular retail price for Legacy bodies is L$5,000, so that works out to L$2,500 with the 50% Black Friday discount.) The sale runs from Friday, Nov. 26th to Monday, Nov. 29th, 2021. (UPDATE Nov. 26th: Meshbody has increased the discount on Legacy mesh bodies from 40% to 50%, so I have updated this paragraph.)

Also, a reminder: if you are shopping for a new mesh body, that while it is technically not a Good Friday sale, Belleza still has their 50%-off sale on all male and female Belleza mesh bodies (more details here). The male Belleza Jake Bento mesh body is for sale for L$1,500, and the female Belleza Freya, Venus, and Isis bodies are only L$1,250 each, or you can pick up the three-pack for L$2,250! And both the Jake and Freya bodies have excellent support among Second Life fashion designers.

UPDATE Nov. 26th, 2021: I have checked and I can confirm that Maitreya is having a 50%-off sale on the Maitreya Lara mesh body! It is just L$1,375. The petite breast add-on option is L$299, and the flat chest option is L$249.

There’s no notice of this sale in the Maitreya V.I.P. store group, so the news just seems to be spreading via word of mouth. Expect the sim to be very crowded once word gets out on this bargain! (Maitreya had a sale like this last year, too, so I was expecting this.)

Happy shopping!

UPDATE Nov. 28th, 2021: Here’s a list of all the stores offering a free store group join this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.

UPDATED! Black Friday Sales in Second Life, Sinespace, and Cryptovoxels

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Looking for the 2021 listing of Black Friday sales in Second Life? It is here.

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Checking my WordPress statistics for this blog, I have seen a lot of traffic this week from people looking for Black Friday sales in Second Life and other virtual worlds, so I have decided to compile this blogpost.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have a virtual Black Friday sale you wish to promote, please just add a comment to this blogpost, thank you! I will NOT be constantly updating this blogpost with details on individual store sales, I don’t have time this week!


Second Life

UPDATE November 28th, 2020: If you are looking for the ultimate list of Second Life Black Friday sales, this Google Docs spreadsheet lists 366 stores in alphabetical order, giving SLURLs, sale start and end dates, and in a few cases, sale details.

UPDATE November 26th, 2020: The Fabulously Free in SL blog has just published their annual FabFree Black Friday Sale Listing, which is quite comprehensive!

UPDATE November 25th, 2020: Perhaps the most comprehensive sales listing has been published by the TeleportHub.com group, and is called the Black Friday Weekend Sale 2020. Over 130 Second Life stores are in this listing:


I want to profusely thank Holger Gilruth, who operates the Secondlife Discord server and the popular Secondlife group on Facebook (with nearly 15,000 members). As some of you already know, I have decided to personally boycott of Facebook and Oculus products and services, so I am no longer on the Facebook social network, and I am therefore no longer a member of any of the many Second Life groups there.

Holger was kind enough to share with me via Discord chat this morning, just a few of the Black Friday sales which were posted today in his Secondlife group on Facebook (and if you still have a Facebook account, you can use the link I posted above to visit and join his group):

TROPIX (SLURL):

YM SHOP (SLURL):

Pose Shoppe (SLURL):

Blackstone (SLURL):

PRETTY LIARS (SLURL):

Red’s Little Secrets (SLURL):

In other news, LeLutka is having a 50% Off Black Friday Sale on all their mesh heads from November 27th to 29th (SLURL). Thank you to Kira for the tip!

Daisy Haven shared with me that AVALE is having a 50% Off Sale, starting today and running until November 27th (SLURL):

Daisy also tells me that CHSkins (SLURL) is having a 50% refund sale (except gachas), on now until Nov. 30th. Thanks, Daisy!

Ari-Pari is having a Black Friday sale running from November 27th through December 1st. Gift cards will be 50% off and new releases will be 25% off. This sale is only at the Ari-Pari main store (SLURL). Thanks to Wyld for the heads-up!

Asia Ristow has sent me a link to a Flickr gallery with images of Black Friday 2020 sales in Second Life, compiled by Galaxy Doll, which you might find useful…and Asia also provided the following short list of noteworthy sales:

7 Deadly sKins – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shadow%20Crest/129/44/41
BLACK FRIDAY 10 LINDEN skin offer of the day https://gyazo.com/54b5dd3ee6b11fda80c5bdba311fa718
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shadow%20Crest/129/44/41 

Cheeky Pea – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cheeky%20Pea/27/133/21
Gift cards purchased from the special Black Friday Gift Card Stand are 50% off for everyone, and VIP members get an EXTRA 10% off! (Make sure you wear your tag!)

LOGO’s free heads are still available until the 26th.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eventide%20Far%20East/182/76/800

Magika – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magika/
Get an instant refund of 30% on all mainstore purchases during Magika’s annual Black Friday sale. This applies to everything except group offers and gift cards.  20 – 30 November, 2020.

THIS IS WRONG – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infinite%20Spirit/95/87/1101
This year we want to make something special for you! From Nov 26th to Nov 30th all shines @ the inworld store will be 40% OFF!!!

TOP1SALON & ROULY – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ocean%20Drive/131/145/188Starting the 21st BIG BLACK FRIDAY SALE 60% off! Sales continue until November 30th. But also in each of the stores, one of the products will cost 25L$ these products will change each everyday of the sale from 21 to 30 November.

Thank you so much, Asia!

MoonBubble of the SL New Release Feed Discord server (here’s an invite link) tells me that she been adding quite a few Black Friday sales to her #store-sales channel, and she plans to add more this week. Thanks, Moon!

Bixyl (who is a member of the RyanSchultz.com Discord server) tells me that there is a Black Friday sale at Furry Fashion (SLURL). Thanks, Bixyl!

And Bleue reached out to me on Discord to tell me about Salem:

My name is Bleue. Blogger Manager at Salem. I am reaching out as I saw that you’re sharing Black Friday sales on your blog site. Salem is starting its sale soon, and I was wondering if I could share the ad with you once it’s released? From there, could you help me spread the word about Salem? If possible? Thank you for your attention to this matter!

Official Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/157510866@N08/ Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salem.Secondlife

The sale will commence on the 26th of this month. It’ll be 35% off the whole store, excluding gachas and new releases.

Thanks, Bleue!

Morbid Emor also contacted me regarding MOEKO, MORBID, and Stargazer:

Hi. I saw your message about Black Friday on the Second Life Syndicate channel. I love your blog – this is such an awesome idea. I have two brands, MORBID & MOEKO, and am business partner with Aggie Mactavish with Stargazer. We have Black Friday sales and have also just moved to some awesome new stores as well. I’m giving you the details here.

MORBID: Black Friday – week long sale from 25 Nov – 2 Dec – 50% off everything including gachas to celebrate move to new awesome store. Brand new group gifts, weekly sales. SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Venus/147/215/1302

Stargazer: Black Friday sales to celebrate move to new store: 50L select items, 100L skins, 40L gachas – 27-29 Nov SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Venus/165/19/1354

MOEKO: Black Friday – week long sale from 25 Nov – 2 Dec – 50% off everything including gachas and gift cards to celebrate move to new store. Brand new group gifts, weekly sales. SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Venus/150/153/1302

Session – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/kunst/177/185/23 Session will have 10 popular skins at Black Friday Sale from November 27th till 30th ♥ Get your discount with the Skin addiction tag!

Thank you, Morbid!

LALA sent me information about the Black Friday sales at LeiMotiv and Ariskea (both are links to Flickr images), and she added that there was a big sale at mesh head maker LAQ:

LAQ is also currently having a 75% off everything members only sale, they didn’t specify when it ends.

Thanks, LALA!

Kieran Stephens mentions that Booty’s Beauty is having a Black Friday sale from Nov. 25th to 27th. Here’s links to her in-world store and SL Marketplace store.

Also, the Second Life vlogger mzjazzy maii (a.k.a BunnyBoo) has compiled a very helpful list of stores which are having Black Friday sales in the following 12-minute YouTube video (there’s a list of the stores and SLURLs in the full video description):

And finally, although it is not technically a Good Friday sale, I have been informed that Ellnique Designs is closing. The owner tells me:

CLOSING DOWN SALE: everything L$25! With a heavy heart I am closing down Ellnique Designs (was Shoenique Designs) [after] 11 years of hard work. Now I am moving to Sansar and taking my designs there. More than welcome to join me. Thanks to all Members that have supported me for 9 years in Second Life. Everything L$25! Official closing day 31st December. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mimosa%20Island/231/219/350


Sinespace

Gaby, the owner of Anatomy mesh heads and bodies, and PrettyDeceased apparel, tells me:

Pretty Deceased & Anatomy are still 50% off, decided to leave it also for Black Friday.

Thanks, Gaby! I have written about the Anatomy line of female heads and bodies before, here on my blog.


Cryptovoxels

If you are in the blockchain-based virtual world of Cryptovoxels, you might be interested in the following: JuRo Noble Arts is having a 50% Off Sale: Noyb, the proprietor, tells me:

Hey, about [those] Black Friday deals in the metaverse…We will have half price on our NFT purchases through Cryptovoxels from Friday to Monday.

Here’s your taxi to JuRo Nobel Arts!


Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Apple Fall

I don’t usually blog about deals on items for your home and garden, but Apple Fall is having such an amazing sale that I am going to break that rule, just this once!

In a message sent out to the Apple Fall Facebook group, the store announced:

Apple Fall is having a Black Friday Sale! And guess what? Everything is L$50, or less! We are not kidding you.

The Sale has begun, and we hope you are ready to grab everything Apple Fall related, and stuff those inventories to the max.

The sim will only have 12 residents at a time due to technical difficulties, we won’t close the sale anytime soon as we don’t want any of you to miss out.

Apple Fall offers the highest-quality home and garden furnishings, buildings, and skyboxes. And yes, EVERYTHING in the store, from tiny teapots to huge houses, is L$50 (or less) each! This is such a great deal that it was worth fighting to get into the sim (as you can expect, it’s jam-packed). It looks as though the sale will continue for a while, but I would still advise you to get down to Apple Fall as soon as you can, since I don’t know when this sale will end.

So even though I have no land to place it on, I decided to buy the Harwick Manor house for only L$50 (hey, it was on sale!):

Apple Fall Hardwick Manor

I also picked up some lovely furniture from the new Fulwood Collection for my Linden Home in Bellisseria:

Apple Fall Fulwood Collection

There’s also a corner in the store with numerous freebies, including a wingback chair in three colours. Also, there are a few nice freebies on the chest table in the Fulwood Collection display in-store. So hurry down!

UPDATED! Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales in Second Life, Sansar, and Sinespace

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Looking for the 2021 listing of Black Friday sales in Second Life? It is here.


Here is my first-ever attempt to summarize all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales taking place in Sinespace, Second Life, and Sansar. (Unfortunately, I was unable to get any news about sales from High Fidelity.)

Second Life

There are quite a few handy Black Friday sales listings which you can consult, each of which lists dozens of stores having sales:

There’s also an extensive Flickr gallery of Black Friday 2019 sales, compiled by NadySapa, which is well worth a browse:

Also, I have been told that Stone’s Works Black Friday Sale is going on now. Select Vendors in the store are 25% off, and look for the Giant Red Display outdoors for deeper discounts starting at L$35. (Thank you!)

Sansar

You will notice that there’s not a lot of Black Friday sale news in Sansar, and there’s a good reason for that. One content creator told me:

If we had an option to adjust all prices in our stores with a percentage I would have set everything on sale. But since it is a click nightmare to adjust them one by one, I am not going to bother personally.

And I suspect that many Sansar sellers feel the same way.

However, a couple of content creators are having Black Friday sales. One of them is Mishya, who has dropped the prices of all the clothing in her store to S$49 each.

Another one is FULLSpectrum (Medhue and Bagnaria’s store in Sansar), which is having a buy-one-get-one-free sale on their custom human avatars. Bagnaria tells me:

FULLSpectrum Black Friday Special (November 26 -November 29): TWO FOR ONE | Buy any FS avatar and get a second of the same value or less for free. You will automatically get your money back for the second avatar you buy. For obvious technical reasons you need to be friends with FULLSpectrum to get your money back. Contact Bagnaria for support.

Since most of FULLSpectrum’s custom avatars cost around 800 or 900 Sansar dollars each, this is a real bargain!

Sinespace

Trilo Byte sent me the following ad for the special Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales offered byTrilo Byte Design and BlakOpal Designs, saying:

I’m not sure how much you know about us, so I’ll give you a quick backgrounder.  BlakOpal and I have been making art together in the real world since 2006, and in the virtual world since 2008 under the BlakOpal Designs brand.  We’ve been making content in Sinespace since 2016, and as with Second Life the focus of our collaborations is clothing.  Beyond BlakOpal Designs, I also make content on my own and release that under the Trilo Byte Design brand.

BlakOpal Designs Holiday Bundle

  • Includes Swank Holiday Tophat, Wooly Mittens & Knit Scarf
  • Only 500 Silver (SineSpace promotional currency, all users start with 30K Silver and can earn more in quests)
  • Available now through 25th December, 2019

BlakOpal Designs: Moto Jacket, Black with Rose available for Male or Female avatars

“Kick some serious bootie in this tough leather jacket! Heavily studded, embellished with embroidery and has a large graphic print on the back. Waist-length, and designed to look awesome with anything you wear, from basic jeans to thigh-high boots and short shorts. Features high quality model, advanced materials, and cloth physics (where available).”

‘High quality model’ is our plain language way of saying it uses SineSpace’s clothing LOD system.  The way that works is we create 3 different versions of the jacket; a regular version, a lightweight version for low end systems, and a high quality version for more powerful machines or when there aren’t many users in the region.  SineSpace automatically serves up the best version for that user and the region they’re visiting… maximum quality and minimum lag.

Regular Price 149 gold, on sale for only 49 gold through 2nd December, 2019

Trilo Byte Design: FairField 3 Bedroom Deluxe Home & Region

  • User adjustable time of day and day/night cycles
  • User adjustable lighting in each room
  • Swappable Materials Support – you can change the walls, moldings, exteriors and more!
  • Click to open/close doors and automatic garage door
  • Birds in the sky, deer and rabbits in the woods
  • Efficient filesize allows plenty of room for furniture & decor, even on SineSpace free plan

Regularly 999 gold, on sale for 499 gold through Monday, 2nd December, 2019

Here’s a blog post Trilo Bye did on the Fairfield home, it’s got much more detail about the house and links on demos and tutorials on how some of the features work.

Happy Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shopping!